5 Things Every Man Should Know About This Week

​Your cultural(ish) guide to the week ahead

Your cultural(ish) guide to the week ahead

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MOVIE: WIENER-DOG

When: Friday 12 August


Any Always Sunny in Philadelphia fan will know that Danny DeVito pulls off dark comedy like no one else.


So we can't wait for Wiener-Dog. Take no notice of the trailer's chirpy, film festival-friendly acoustic soundtrack – the jokes are reassuringly black-hearted.


Plus, at one point the sausage dog skateboards. If you're not into that then we really can't help you.







BOOK: DAVID BRENT SONGBOOK

When: Thursday 11 August


David Brent: Chilled-out entertainer. Motivational speaker. Songwriter extraordinaire.


Haven't you always dreamed of cracking out 'Free Love Freeway' in the middle of a tiresome office team-building exercise? Well now you can, just in time for 'Life on the Road' on the 18 August.


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VIDEO GAME: NO MAN'S SKY

When: Wednesday 10 August (PlayStation 4)


No Man's Sky stole the show at the 2013 Video Game Awards, but has since been hit by delay after delay. The uncertainty over its release hasn't abated the hype, however, which has grown to cult-like status over the past few years.


And now it's here, strutting over the finish line with an unfathomable weight of expectation on its back. Will it deliver? The signs look good. Watch a play-through here.

ALBUM: PartyNextDoor - PartyNextDoor 3

When: Friday 12 August


Drake's protégée and fellow-Torontonian (?) PartyNextDoor has been on the scene for a while. But while his debut album dropped in 2014, it's his follow-up that's set to cement his presence as the king of sulky, undercrackers-off R&B.


Recent single 'Come and See Me' is an ode to early-morning booty-calls, and his new release 'Don't Do It For You No More' is a similarly sullen ode to misjudged relationships.

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TV SHOW: The Get Down

When: Friday 12 August (Netflix)


Set in derelict '70s New York City, The Get Down is a Netflix musical centered on the birth of hip-hop, telling the story of Latino and African-American kids who were desperate to express themselves by any means necessary.


You've got to wonder why it's Baz Luhrmann telling this story rather than someone with a deeper connection to the age and culture, but there's no denying that the Australian director's hyper extravagant flair brings the story to life.